Tumhari Sullu starrer Vidya Balan has resumed work post the three months lockdown. She recently stepped out for an ad shoot at Mehboob studios with a small unit. They were the only ones shooting so it was a peaceful and non-hectic shoot.
She shared her experience on the shoot and the new normal,’It feels wonderful to be back on set. Everyone was in PPE kits and was working while maintaining social distance. All the precautions were being taken and guidelines were being followed. There was a sanitisation booth and temperatures were checked regularly, too. Everyone realised the seriousness of the situation. We are all trying to do the best we can. It is a new experience but I am very happy to have stepped out for work’.
She hopes that when everyone starts working in full force, they are not reckless but careful. She further says,’All of us, at some point, will have to adapt to the situation. We will have to slowly get back to normalcy. We will have to be responsible and cautious and work around the virus, till it lasts. I am glad we made this start. I wasn’t wearing a mask as I was in front of the camera but wearing it all day is tough and at times. If we are worried about ourselves and want to keep safe, then precautions have to be taken. There are so many things to think of. It is tough but not impossible. Getting back to work slowly will also mean that people feel better- in terms of- just being out there working and earning, too’.
She admits that she wasn’t hesitant to go back for work, when the brand approached her for the shoot. She says,’I had been thinking about work and I don’t know when Sherni will resume shooting- most probably post monsoon. Hopefully, by then, the curve would have flattened. Meanwhile, I will be busy promoting Shakuntala Devi from home. Moreover, I don’t know when film shoots will restart in India in full force. It will happen soon, but basically, we all have to ensure we take precautions. And that’s why, though my parents stay five minutes away from my house, I won’t be visiting them for the next 15 days, now that I’ve stepped out for work.”
Moreover she has another two shoots lined up and recently actor Akshay Kumar too stepped out for an ad shoot.